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Is It Possible to Prevent Sars-Cov-2 Infection in a Non-Infectious Diseases Ward during the Pandemic on the Example of a Diabetes Clinic Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland?

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Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Economics and Innovation, Projektowa Street 4, 20-209 Lublin, Poland
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Diabetology Clinic and Department, Institute of Rural Health in Lublin, Jaczewskiego Street 2, 20-554 Lublin, Poland
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Academic Editors: Christian Napoli and Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(14), 7593; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147593
Received: 19 May 2021 / Revised: 10 July 2021 / Accepted: 13 July 2021 / Published: 16 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Global Health)
Diabetes is considered an epidemic of the 21st century. On 11 March 2020, two months after the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease of 2019) epidemic in China, the World Health Organization announced COVID-19 to be a pandemic. From that time, many hospitals and wards have started to function as both infectious and non-infectious ones; so did the Diabetes Clinic Institute of Rural Health in South-Eastern Poland. Considering the global importance of diabetes and its prevalence worldwide, it seemed important to investigate how the Diabetes Clinic passed through the individual phases of the pandemic, and the possibility of protecting hospitalized patients against future pandemic infection. We present detailed characteristics of the situation in a ward which used to treat non-infectious patients with diabetes only and, nowadays, has been obliged to take into account the risk of spreading SARS-Cov-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2) infection also. Moreover, we suggest solutions to avoid cases of infectious diseases in non-infectious wards in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: SARS-Cov-2; COVID-19 pandemic; diabetes mellitus SARS-Cov-2; COVID-19 pandemic; diabetes mellitus
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Dziemidok, P.; Gorczyca-Siudak, D.; Danielak, M. Is It Possible to Prevent Sars-Cov-2 Infection in a Non-Infectious Diseases Ward during the Pandemic on the Example of a Diabetes Clinic Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 7593. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147593

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Dziemidok P, Gorczyca-Siudak D, Danielak M. Is It Possible to Prevent Sars-Cov-2 Infection in a Non-Infectious Diseases Ward during the Pandemic on the Example of a Diabetes Clinic Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(14):7593. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147593

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Dziemidok, Piotr, Daria Gorczyca-Siudak, and Marzena Danielak. 2021. "Is It Possible to Prevent Sars-Cov-2 Infection in a Non-Infectious Diseases Ward during the Pandemic on the Example of a Diabetes Clinic Institute of Rural Health, Lublin, Poland?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 14: 7593. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18147593

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